Alex Zanardi overwhelmed in a handbike: he is very serious. After the surgery, he is in intensive care
He is now in a pharmacological coma assisted with artificial ventilation in the intensive care of the university hospital of Santa Maria alle Scotte di Siena. Doctors will evaluate in the coming days whether to stop or decrease sedation to assess neurological damage. But, continues Scolletta, “The brain needs rest”. However, every day that is passing is a good sign despite the seriousness of the situation.Beside him, his wife Daniela who rescued him as soon as the accident occurred, and his 22 year old son Niccolò who was only three years old when his father lost his legs in the first terrible accident of 2001 when he was only 35 years old and considered himself a lucky man.
Alex Zanardi’s wife, Daniela, while leaving the Policlinico di Siena
Today as then, Daniela’s strength: “Operate it only if there is hope”
Various hypotheses are under consideration regarding the causes of the accident. It seems out of the question that the champion had a cell phone in his hand for filming. Still in shock the truck driver who failed to avoid it.
The next medical bulletin is scheduled for today at 12 noon.